Cleaning help! Can't remove marks off plastic fender flares

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Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue or not. I have the plastic fender flares with the sasquatch package so I expected mud and rocks to sling up but i can't seem to get them cleaned. I haven't taken it "off-roading" really. All the mud I've picked up from my short dirt driveway and anything on the highway. Washed it first with a soft wash mitt, soap and water and it dried like the photos. I tried a harder sponge and scrubbed it pretty hard and today I took it to a car wash and used the pressure washer and still no change. The dark spot on the fender is just a wet spot I tried to clean with my thumb. It dried like everything else. Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like they are easily stainable. Try something like mother's ultimate black. Put plenty on a rag and scrub it in.
 

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i heard you can get that stain out with Tide bleach and a steel sponge.
 

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All the plastic restorers I've used have been temporary as in they just cover the stains up. One trick I found for removing wax stains from plastic is a plastic polymer eraser (the white ones). Maybe what you have are like mineral deposits. Vinegar or CLR may work if it is but definitely try an inconspicuous spot underneath first.
 

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On the plus side, they are easily removable to make cleaning easier without risking the paint.
 

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@rickastley says this product below is the bomb diggity and you only need a tiny bit. Rick also happens to be a car detailing juggernaut so I would take his advice. If you search for the other thread on this topic you will see some of his before and after pics and they are amazing. I am bought it to have on hand for when I get a vehicle to actually get dirty/stained.


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Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue or not. I have the plastic fender flares with the sasquatch package so I expected mud and rocks to sling up but i can't seem to get them cleaned. I haven't taken it "off-roading" really. All the mud I've picked up from my short dirt driveway and anything on the highway. Washed it first with a soft wash mitt, soap and water and it dried like the photos. I tried a harder sponge and scrubbed it pretty hard and today I took it to a car wash and used the pressure washer and still no change. The dark spot on the fender is just a wet spot I tried to clean with my thumb. It dried like everything else. Thanks in advance.

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That looks like tire shine sling. I have yet to find any that does not sling and your Dealer may have used it during delivery prep. Try "Back to Black"...it is a plastics/rubber reconditioner and has been around and used for decades.
 
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